John OConnor

Fort Lauderdale, FL USA

Professional Experience

Extremely-well published author and editor of architecture, interior design, renovation, urban design, city living. Specialties include Modernism, Mid-Century Modernism, and Victorian-era buildings and interiors.


Art Director
20 Years
12 Years


Arts & Humanities
28 Years
Real Estate
15 Years
Home & Garden
12 Years


Academia Other
9 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
12 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

33 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Tropic magazine (10+)

Other Work History

Art Director Harvard Business Review, 9 years Editor-in-Chief, Tropic Magazine, (Miami/Fort Lauderdale) 4+ years Editor-In-Chief, Esplanade Magazine, (Boston) 2+ years Editor-In-Chief, HOME Miami, (Miami) 2+ years Editor-In-Chief, HOME Fort Lauderdale, (Fort Lauderdale) 4-years Advertising art director, Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine, 3+ years Harvard University Graduate School of Design Communications Office, Graphic Designer 2 years Published author, Rizzoli Intl. for "Unseen Warhol" and Philip Johnson: The Architect In His Own Words"

Computer Skills

Quark, Photoshop, Word, Acrobat, etc.


laptop, desktop, scanner, iPad, camera, etc.


John Spear, Associate Publisher, Seattle magazine Associate Publisher, Tropic Magazine 206 293-9873


bronze medal for design of Harvard University Graduate School of Design's 50th anniversary programs. Honorable Mention, Art Direction of Harvard Business Review



This is a link to the Pulse rss feed for an article in Tropic. You can read it here or go directly to to see five seasons of my work as Editor-In-Chief and contributor to Tropic.